Found September 16, 2013 on Patriots Life:
In case you missed it, former Patriots first round pick Brandon Meriweather proved once again yesterday just how dirty (and stupid) of a player he is. The Redskins safety, who played Sunday in only his second game since signing a 2 year, $6 million contract in 2012, made headlines early in the day when his lick on Eddie Lacy took the Packers rookie running back out with a concussion. For some reason, Meriweather was not penalized on the play, but the hit was a textbook example of the kind of dangerous play the NFL is rightly attempting to legislate out of the game. Meriweather made no attempt to wrap up whatsoever on the tackle, opting instead to lead with the crown of his helmet on a hit directly to the head of Lacy. He also had a shortsighted celebration (after a Green Bay first down, no less), with Lacy still on the ground injured from the play. Fortunately for all who believe in karma, Meriweather would get his just desserts shortly. Early in the second quarter, Meriweather tr...
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